Kremasti Castle

Kremasti, Greece

Kremasti Castle looks more like a tower-house than a real castle. Of square plan, it covers an area of 400 square metres and has a perimeter of 80 metres. The only entrance was on the north side. In 1914, the Italian medievalist G. Gerola discovered there the arms of grand master Fabrizio del Carretto (1513-1521) and of the Order of St. John.

The castle was a control point and in the line of sight of Phileremos castle. It served also as a summer resort for the Grand Masters of the Order. It was repaired in 1510-1520 but it existed at least since the 14th century. A document of 1479 the inhabitants of the villages of Trianda and Kremasti were to seek shelter in their own castles in case of need. Other Hospitaller documents show that the village of Kremasti was a castellany.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Greece

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Tass Apokotos (9 months ago)
Very nice place
Marianna Tzavella (14 months ago)
Not much of a castle to see, but walking through the old alleys and by old ruined houses can be really interesting
Viktor Friberg (4 years ago)
Not much to see here :)
Kim Jensen (4 years ago)
2 stars for the view, but a pile of rubble, filled with plastic bottles and broken glass
Mantas Lui (4 years ago)
Nice views
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